Zambia cancels elections in three constituencies

Written by on June 25, 2021

Three constituencies in Zambia will not have their parliamentary elections on 12 August as the electoral commission has called for fresh nominations.

The nominations calls come after one parliamentary candidate from one of the constituencies died and the other two resigned.

The Zambian constitution states that fresh nominations be held if a candidate dies or resigns.

After the end of the fresh nomination period, the electoral body is given time to print new ballot papers and organise the election.

This will go past the 12 August date that the country is set to hold its general election.

The three constituencies where parliamentary elections will be held later are Mandevu, where a candidate died and Lusaka Central and Mpulungu constituencies, where the candidates resigned.

The candidate who resigned in Lusaka Central was running on the ruling Patriotic Front party ticket.

-BBC


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